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Join us on a hike along the scenic Greensand Ridge following a trail across ancient woods, meadows and historic villages. With spectacular views stretching across several counties, the beauty of the area is such that it was home to none other than Winston Churchill. And these hills have played a role out of all proportion in the story of this country with connections to other historic figures.
We will head along the picturesque Greensand Way that leads into the Chart Hills, journeying across the Surrey/Kent border as far as Churchill's former home at Chartwell.
The trail will then take us into the extensive scenic woodlands that lie north of the ridge. In earlier times, the family of King Harold, the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings, held much of the area.
From there we will head towards the historic village of Westerham with its statues of Winston Churchill and also of James Wolfe, a local son who took Canada for the British in the 18th century.
Meeting place: London Bridge Train Station - (inside the station, main entrance, upper concourse, by M&S food shop - it's not far from platforms 11 and 12). Station map is available here - "Upper concourse map": https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/180680.aspx
Meeting time: 10.00 am (leaving on 10.22 train)
Price: £27 (includes transport and a full day guided hike). Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link (you will be automatically taken to Paypal page when you RSVP YES).
Hike level: easy to medium (you need to be reasonably fit to participate in this activity)
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Things to bring: water, packed lunch, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, torch